eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - September 2nd, 2009

Take Varolii and Honeywell's 3rd Annual Survey. Get the latest trends in Emergency Preparedness, Security, Crisis Communications, and see how your peers prepare their organizations. Participants will receive a free book on Crisis Management. Offer ends Sep. 20th! Click HERE>>

Celebrate Our 300th eGUIDE! Publisher Kathy Rainey invites you to celebrate this milestone with us. What do you like about the eGUIDE? What improvements can you suggest? We're giving away a Survival Kit for the car plus a "party favor" to all who send a greeting. Click HERE>>
From Pandemics to Weather Outages, Make the Most of your Crisis Notification System. Click here for Dell's 101 Uses for Emergency Notification eBook.


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ICU Wards the Next H1N1 Battleground
For critical stage H1N1 patients, hospitals use highly skilled staff and high-tech beds to maximum capacity. ICUs warn others to prepare now for the next influx. Click HERE>>

President Could Control the Internet
A new version of a Senate bill would give the president authority to declare cybersecurity emergencies and temporarily seize control of private-sector networks. Click HERE>>

Traveler Laptops Will Still Be Searched
A new policy outlines how security officials are to search travelers' laptops and personal devices. Critics say these don't respect privacy any more than Bush-era procedures. Click HERE>>

Scientists Expose Router Security Weakness
Computer scientists have developed an attack that would make it possible to read encrypted traffic between computers and certain types of routers in one minute. Click HERE>>

Pool Resources for First Response, says FEMA
Emergency response is not just FEMA's responsibility, it requires "teamwork," says FEMA's administrator as he calls on responders and the public to be more involved. Click HERE>>

Techno Tips for Business Disaster Recovery
Consultant David Callery comments on post-Katrina technology and backup problems and offers a disaster recovery primer for businesses that have yet to cover all bases. Click HERE>>

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Corporate Emergency Kit. Cover your company's basic preparedness needs with this comprehensive survival kit. Don't wait any longer. Contingency planning begins with taking care of your number one resource - your employees! Click HERE>>

Small Business Plan Template Just fill in the blanks! DSPN offers a simple, affordable and self-paced template to combine business recovery plans with emergency response plans. Available in IBM® or Macintosh® in Microsoft Word® format. Click HERE>>

Corporate Security, BC & Crisis Management: Strategies to Limit and Protect Core Assets. Oct. 14-15, NYC. This conference will provide best practice and benchmarked components for comprehensive organizational preparedness and crisis leadership Click HERE>>

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"Share the Wealth"...Industry Organizations Update Click HERE>>

Participate in Avalution's Pandemic Preparedness Assessment
Avalution Consulting recently announced the launch of their free Pandemic Preparedness Assessment. This 10-minute, web-based survey addresses key considerations of pandemic preparedness - including policy, prioritization, preparation/planning and communications/employee awareness - and will allow participating organizations to compare their level of preparedness for a pandemic event to others, as well as to recommended levels of preparedness. Click HERE>>

Four Years After Katrina, Children Remain Vulnerable During Disasters
Washington, DC - Four years after Katrina, Save the Children's U.S. Programs found only seven states are meeting minimum standards to ensure schools and child-care facilities are prepared to respond to children's needs in a disaster. They have advocated states adopt basic safety standards that would reduce the amount of time children are separated from parents and minimize their risk of physical and emotional harm during and after a disaster. Click HERE>>

MADRA's Next Meeting Topic: Navigating the Financial Tsunami
McLean, VA - September 17th - The meeting's presentation takes an enterprise view of the financial and operational impacts, and provides a series of pragmatic recommendations to help organizations mitigate risks, survive the next 12 to 18 months and prepare for economic recovery and growth. Due to meeting logistics and coordination, please RSVP to MADRA by COB, September 11th. Click HERE>>


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